LumberJocks

Oak and sapelle keepsake box

  • Advertise with us
Project by wildwoodbybrianjohns posted 08-24-2019 08:46 AM 467 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second attempt at box-making. Everything went right with this build, zero mistakes, and so I have a special fondness for this one. All dimensions are based on 16degrees. Dimensions, roughly, 30cm L, 20cm W, 25cm H. The front and back panels are morticed into the sides. Finish is 2 x my 50/50 mix raw linseed oil and mineral spirits, then 4 to 5 coats shellac.

I will likely add a pull-out to set atop the cross-dividers, some day…

Pull-out completed, unfinished projects irk me considerable.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)





9 comments so far

View therealSteveN's profile (online now)

therealSteveN

3606 posts in 1053 days


#1 posted 08-24-2019 10:49 AM

Interesting look, kinda Egyptian Pharaoh last journey thing. Gotta ask, why 16*?

Great that you made a no mistake box, don’t that let you start thinking they aren’t still out there lurking to grab onto you, and your work. Sneaky things that they are…...

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

View recycle1943's profile

recycle1943

3179 posts in 2101 days


#2 posted 08-24-2019 11:02 AM

Egyptian never occured to me – I did however see a Monk sitting cross legged wondering just what was in the fabulas box in front of him.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

View wildwoodbybrianjohns's profile

wildwoodbybrianjohns

173 posts in 26 days


#3 posted 08-24-2019 01:29 PM

Re: why 16º
I got it into my head that it would be cool to build stuff according to the golden ratio of 1.6…....
1.6º, though, is not much of an angle, so 10×1.6 = 16º
The length, width, and height of this box are multiples and/or fractions of this number.

The next box I will post is also built according to this ratio.

Re: making mistakes- I am really good at that!

Thanks for the compliments to you both.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

View Ivan's profile

Ivan

14918 posts in 3346 days


#4 posted 08-25-2019 06:46 AM

I like that unique box shape , especialy diferent types of wood elements.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Jim Sellers's profile

Jim Sellers

463 posts in 2814 days


#5 posted 08-25-2019 06:42 PM

Very nice box Brian. Great shape and contrasting colors

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

View wildwoodbybrianjohns's profile

wildwoodbybrianjohns

173 posts in 26 days


#6 posted 08-25-2019 08:46 PM

Thank you Ivan, And thanks to you Jim.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

View BrianHurstWW's profile

BrianHurstWW

43 posts in 320 days


#7 posted 08-26-2019 01:31 AM

Great little box! Love the angles.

View UncleStumpy's profile

UncleStumpy

738 posts in 2792 days


#8 posted 09-05-2019 05:42 PM

Your ideas are amazing!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

View wildwoodbybrianjohns's profile

wildwoodbybrianjohns

173 posts in 26 days


#9 posted 09-05-2019 06:33 PM

Thanks Bri…

Thanks Uncle S, I see youve made some purdy boxes as well.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com